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Table 1 Number of Great Knots in orientation tests at Chongming Dongtan Nature Reserve (CMDT) in the south Yellow Sea and at Yalujiang Estuarine Wetland Nature Reserve (YLE) in the north Yellow Sea during northward migration

From: Springtime migratory restlessness and departure orientation of Great Knots (Calidris tenuirostris) in the south compared to the north Yellow Sea

Site Time period Number (and percentages) of Great Knots
Inactive Disoriented Oriented Total
CMDT Before sunset 46 10 89 (61.4%) 145
  After sunset 41 0 37 (47.4%) 78
YLE Before sunset 5 5 23 (69.7%) 33
  After sunset 15 1 23 (59.0%) 39
Total   36.3% 5.4% 58.3%